A number of east Cork beaches are to close this weekend in an effort to stop social gatherings.
The four entrances to Youghal beach along with Claycastle and Garryvoe strands will close to the public as part of Covid 19 emergency restrictions.
The popular amenity sites are among a series of County Council owned coastal car parks to close.
The Ballycotton Cliff Walk will also remain off limits.
The move comes as frustrared Gardai and the local authority urge people to take social distancing seriously.
In all 14 coastal locations will be restricted to the public, to help stem the spread of Corona virus.
County Mayor Ian Doyle said it was “unfortunate” these measures had to be implemented
“Unfortunately some people continue to venture out and are not adhering to the restrictions currently in place. Closing off access to these coastal car parks sends out the message that it is not acceptable to visit places that fall outside of the 2km area of your home” the Mayor of Cork County said.
In Carrigaline, access to Fountainstown Beach is to be closed and in the Bandon Kinsale Municipal District, the two public car parks at Garrylucas beach will close.
While in West Cork, Barleycove, Garnish, Tragumna, Lough Hyne, The Warren, Inchydoney lower car park, Owenahincha and Long Strand will all be closed.